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‘Hope my suggestions are implemented’

cricket Updated: Aug 26, 2009 23:47 IST

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A day after meeting Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president, Arun Jaitley, skipper Virender Sehwag said on Wednesday there were discrepancies in the selection process at the lower level and hoped his suggestions to the administrators would be implemented.

“If you look at the India team, I don’t think there is any need to give suggestions because it’s merit that matters. Whoever performs gets picked. There is never an instance where somebody has not performed and got picked.

“It (unfair selection) happens at lower levels and I have given some suggestions to the DDCA and I hope they implemented soon and the results are seen in the future,” he added.

Sehwag’s India teammate Yuvraj Singh threw his weight behind Sehwag and supported his views on the selection process. “Sehwag has raised a voice and everybody is with him. There were instances where I performed but was not picked. Such unfair practices hurt the careers of young cricketers. So I think selection should be done keeping every player’s performance in consideration,” he said.

Yuvraj’s claims ill-founded: Pandove

Chandigarh: Reacting to Yuvraj Singh’s remarks, the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) secretary MP Pandove said their selection process was “foolproof” and done on merit.

“I think what he has said is ill-founded. Yuvraj is a product of junior cricket and has all along been associated with the PCA. He has played so many matches at the junior level,” he said.